James Corden Welcomes Daughter Carey

10/30/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

James Corden Welcomes Daughter Carey
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He’s getting an early start on staying up late — James Corden is a new dad.

The British actor and comedian, who will take the reins of The Late Late Show from the departing Craig Ferguson, and wife Julia welcomed their second child on Monday, Oct. 27, his rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Daughter Carey (mom’s maiden name) joins big brother Max, 3½, at home.

“I can’t describe how thrilled and honored I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson,” Corden, 36, said last month. “To be asked to host such a prestigious show on America’s No. 1 network is hugely exciting. I can’t wait to get started, and will do my very best to make a show America will enjoy.”

In addition to his upcoming talk show gig, the actor recently appeared opposite Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in Begin Again. In December, Corden will star with Johnny DeppMeryl Streep and Emily Blunt in the Disney adaptation of Stephen Sondheim‘s musical Into the Woods.

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Blaine Zuckerman

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Borealis on

Congrats to James and his wife. So happy for them. James is hilarious! Get ready America!

K on

Love, love, love him! Go Smithy! Congrats to James and his family!

Marky on

Love British humor!! I will miss Craig Ferguson, and his “uncomfortable silences”, but look forward to James Corden! Congratulations to the happy couple on the birth of their new little daughter!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!